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Nach der Radtour: den Sonnenuntergang genießen, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

River Eder Cycle Path

The entire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaargebirge

With no major ascents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for families and leisure cyclists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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In den Klostergärten geben Tafeln interessante Informationen, © J.A. Smith & I. Jansen

Monastery Gardens Route

A tour of monastery gardens including Schloss Corvey

Discover medieval secrets on a cycling tour of monastery gardens including Schloss Corvey and the Willow Palace in Rheder.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Terrasse am Drachenfels bietet sich für eine Pause an, © Tourismus Siebengebirge GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A journey through romantic landscapes and Rhine metropolises: the most exciting stretch of the 1,320-kilometre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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Idyllische Parks bieten sich auf dem Töddenland-Radweg für Pausen an, © Stadtmarketing Ibbenbüren GmbH

Töddenland Cycle Path

The circular route links interesting sites from the 17th and 18th centuries.

A cycle path for history buffs: this circular route follows the tracks of 17th and 18th century Westphalian salesmen.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Ausblick auf die Waggonbrücke, © Stadt Heiligenhaus

Balkantrasse Cycle Path

On the tracks of the Balkan Express railway

A convenient way to see the sights: the Balkantrasse leads cyclists to the Rhine lowlands along a disused railway line.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Fahrradtour durch die Weinberge im Ahrtal, © Ahrtal Tourismus Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler e.V.

Ahr cycle route

Active travel between the Eifel and Rhine regions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilometres through one of the most beautiful vineyard regions in the country, and is a good destination for a sporty day trip with a a relaxing glass of wine to finish the tour.

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Ausblick in die niederrheinische Landschaft, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Roman Lippe Route

Cycling in the tracks of the Romans

Themed cycle routes along the River Lippe: from Detmold through the Ruhr Area as far as the Lower Rhine, cyclists can take a water-themed tour or follow the tracks of the Romans.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ruhr Valley Cycle Path, © Ruhr Tourismus GmbH

Ruhr Valley Cycle Path

From idyllic landscapes to industrial heritage

From industrial heritage and vibrant cities to idyllic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path passes many different towns on its way through Sauerland and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest network of cycle paths in Germany covers easy, flat terrain

The Lower Rhine region has Germany’s longest network of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyclists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tarmacked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Waterfront break at the Möhnetal, © Sauerland Tourismus Stratmann

Möhne Valley Cycle Path

Flat cycling terrain through Sauerland

While cycling through Sauerland is generally demanding, the flat Möhnetal-Radweg (Möhne Valley Cycle Path), which follows a for-mer railway track, is not so.

Level of difficulty: easy

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